Higher Education Act Preempts State Law Claim In Student Loan Case

Higher Education Act Preempts State Law Claim In Student Loan Case

NEW HAVEN, Conn. - A federal judge in Connecticut on April 17 dismissed a state law claim from a putative class action arising from the collection of a student loan debt, agreeing with the defendant that the claim is expressly preempted by the Higher Education Act of 1965 (HEA), 20 U.S.C. §§1001 .   (Linsley v. FMS Investment Corp.,  No. 11-00961, D. Conn.; 2012 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 53735).

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